January 2008: Help Wanted…

On Kol Nidre, I spoke about the extensive Social Action efforts made by members of Temple Beth Sholom, and of the importance of living generously, repairing the world, and setting examples for our children to follow.  I am pleased to say that the members of Temple Beth Sholom apparently are not content to rest on their laurels when it comes to Social Action. (more…)


An Iran-Israel Nuclear War

Published: Nov. 21, 2007 at 11:00 AM

UPI Editor Emeritus
United Press International – News. Analysis. Insight.™ – 100 Years of Journalistic Excellence Emerging Threats – Analysis Walker’s World: A Mideast nuclear war? Published: Nov. 21, 2007 at 11:00 AM By MARTIN WALKER UPI Editor Emeritus WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) — Anthony Cordesman may be the most influential man in Washington that most people have never heard of. A former director of intelligence assessment for the secretary of defense and director of policy and planning in the Department of Energy, he is now the top strategic guru at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. (more…)


Karen Rubin – December 1, 2007

Karen Rubin was a beloved mother, sister, aunt and treasured friend. Those who knew what Karen went through for so many years know what a remarkable person she was.

Judaism tells us that a person’s life should not be measured by their money or their material possessions. A person’s life should be evaluated based on what they did for
other people. In Karen’s case, we can state, without hesitation or doubt, that hers was a life spent in the service of others. This was a person who truly did a great deal for other people. And a person’s life should be based on their courage. Well, none of us ever met a braver person than Karen Rubin. (more…)


December 2007: Creating Memories…

For many of us, childhood memories involve holiday celebrations.  I would venture a guess that Hanukkah, in particular, is a holiday that evokes many memories — gathering with family, cooking latkes, eating donuts, lighting candles, wrapping (and unwrapping) gifts.  Hanukkah is only one of several holidays that evokes memories for me; I retain vivid recollections of childhood High Holidays, Passover seders and Purim costumes, as well.